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Fitness Tip#180 - August 10, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Stretch and warm up

Warm muscles respond better to strength training,
it will also help you to avoid injury.

I know I have covered this already. It is just as
equally important as your workout and rest. I
personally believe in stretching before and after
my workouts. Unfortunately I donít spend as
much time after my workouts as I do before.

Stay cool and enjoy your weekend!

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LIV2RIDE 8/10/2012 2:52PM

    I tend to focus more on stretching after my workout, probably a good 10 minutes. Before the workout I just do a bit of light cardio to get my blood moving and my heart pumping.

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GRACEISENUF 8/10/2012 2:43PM

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Enjoy your weekend too!

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Fitness Tip#179 - August 9, 2012

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Lower at half the speed of your lift

The lowering portion of the lift can help
build the muscle so make the most of it!

I can only think of one source that I have
heard this from. Maybe some of you have
some opinions on this.


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JAN155 8/10/2012 3:21PM

    This is in my personal trainer text. Basically, all muscles are stronger in the ecentric (release) phase of a movement than in the concentric (contraction) phase. You will be able to 'lower' a greater amount of weight than you can lift. This is why you will see weight lifters getting assists with the 'up' part of a move and then able to lower the weight by themselves. Being able to do only the ecentric phase will help to build muscle and improve strength. However, be aware that ecentric training tends to lead to DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) more than regular weight lifting.

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LIV2RIDE 8/10/2012 6:27AM

    I love this. Think of basic lifts - bicep curl, bench press, tricep press - the lowering action is just as important as the press or curl. I love when my arms shake when I'm doing bicep curls.

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Fitness Tip#178 - August 8, 2012

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Use correct technique

Bad technique leads to injuries and poor gains.
Take the time to get the right technique. If youíre
struggling for form then the weight is too heavy.

AMEN! Donít be swinging your whole body around
to lift the weight. One recommendation that has helped
me, look at the muscle your exercise is working. If your
doing curls, watch your biceps.


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Fitness Tip#177 - August 7, 2012

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Rest

Muscles grow when the body is asleep so get
plenty of rest for maximum gains. It will also
help you to not over train.

This is just as important as your workout is.
Try to do this as much as you can. I understand
a lot of us live hectic lives, but try to make this
a priority if you are putting 100% into your
workouts.

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DOXIELOVIN07 8/7/2012 5:23PM

    Awesome tip Thanks!

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Fitness Tip#175 - August 6, 2012

Monday, August 06, 2012

Supplement

Your body will be stressed by a weights workout
so ensure you take supplements that aid healthy
joints and bones.

I would personally recommend the basics. Whey
protein, Casein, and glucosamine. These are made
in their natural form too.

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